Blog changes

Thanks to everyone who followed Training Because I Can! over the last nine years. This blog started with Addison's Disease, hypothyroidism and a crazy idea of doing an Ironman distance triathlon. My life has changed and so has this blog. I am using this blog strictly for Addison's Support topics from here on out. I hope to continue providing people with hints for living life well with adrenal insufficiency.

Monday, January 9, 2012

A picture journal

Fakahatchee State Park
The last two months since leaving Idaho and moving our lives to Florida has been wonderful and hard.  The weather here in Florida is AMAZING.  The trails are a little far away so I'm on the treadmill at the gym a lot or under the lanai on our treadmill.  The roads here are downright dangerous to run on.  I'd rather be on the treadmill in the gym than be outside on the road if that tells you anything at all. I miss my son terribly.

I think the most frustrating parts of moving are the lack of routine, trying to navigate new roads and trying to find things in the grocery store!!

Paul didn't need any more crap for his birthday so I got him trapeze lessons.  We are not far from Barnum and Bailey's headquarters.  The Venice, Florida high school has a Trapeze team that competes with other local high schools.  How cool!

How convenient, I got to participate in Paul's birthday present too!  A gratuitous picture of me.

Dinner at the beach.  Lovely Christmas decorations.  Beach volleyball being played in the background!
The day after Christmas at Wakiva State Park.  Holding an alligator!  We went canoeing too.

Grizzlies no matter where I am.
Our local trail 3/4 of a mile long but very beautiful.  It's a tiny peninsula of land surrounded by water ways.  

Please, when you go to the gym, keep your underwear in your pants.  This guy worked out the entire time with his pants deliberately pulled down under his ass.  I'm getting old because I really prefer underwear to be UNDER clothes.

At Lee County State Park, the manatees were trying to stay warm during a "cold spell".  There were probably 50 of them and they were SPECTACULAR!  So peaceful and gentle.
Lee County State Park.  Nice walk way!
I was just about to swim before I saw this sign.  Actually, that's a joke.  Do people really need to be reminded that they shouldn't feed alligators?!

At Fakahatchee State Park, I was doing trail work with Bob Becker for his upcoming race.  On the way back from the work, we saw this guy sunning him/herself.  Even the ranger was impressed with the approximately 10' size!

Getting all artsy.  To get past the gator, we had to encourage it to get in the water (with a truck).  He/She slipped into the swamp and this is what I saw.

PHOTO CREDIT:  Photos by Kaneeta
Yesterday, January 8th was my Grandmother's 100th birthday.  She is a sweet, wonderful and kind woman.  I am SO FORTUNATE to still have her in my life.  I don't see her often enough but I write her letters.  I love my Grandma!